Skin cells

Skin health innovation

How can help people feel more comfortable in their skin?

Skin is the body’s largest organ and plays a big role in people’s appearance and how they feel about themselves. It also plays a number of other important roles in human health. However, its versatility exposes it to a whole range of different ailments, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, athlete’s foot and itchiness, all of which can cause discomfort and embarrassment. How can we improve how people’s skin looks, and feels, and improve their overall health?

Our current needs - can you help?

Skin health technologies

From birth to old age, skin requires constant maintenance to keep it healthy. We’re interested in technologies for all the different life stages that work naturally to repair skin and make it less sensitive.

Lip health solutions

We’d like to identify better, faster acting solutions for before, during and after cold sore outbreaks. We’d also like new ideas to prevent or mask the blister phase along with novel packaging ideas to aid effective dosing.

Anti-fungal technologies

Many commercially available lacquers, creams and topical solutions can treat nail fungal infections, but they all take a long time and the results are poor. We’re seeking technologies that deliver faster and better solutions – a step change compared to current market offerings, whether achieved through delivery mechanisms, novel formats, active ingredients or devices.

Anti-itch technologies

Itchy, irritated skin is a significant issue that can impact consumer wellbeing and quality of life. It can be a hallmark of atopic dermatitis, skin allergy-but also skin irritation from the number of exogenous factors such as the environment, insect bites and other triggering factors. Overall, resulting in inflamed skin.


As such we are seeking topical or systemic therapeutic solutions to help relieve itch, allergy and skin inflammation (Eczema-prone, red, dry, itchy and flaky skin). Essentially, helping and supporting the management of a skin inflammation response. Delivery mechanisms such as novel formats (patches), actives and devices would be of interest.

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